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20 Offshoot Pinot Noir





Technical notes

This Pinot Noir is an excellent example of a fruit forward Marlborough Pinot Noir.  The wine shows fresh cherry fruit notes that flow seemingly onto the palate with plum and wild berries.  Soft tannins compliment blackcurrant notes on the palate that extends to a supple finish.  Drink now and up to 5 years+.

Grapes were grown at our Home Block on Rapaura Road. The vines are 30 years old and 10/5 clone, one of the original Pinot Noir clones imported to New Zealand. This clone has widely been discarded for red wine production however we are seeing wines of exceptional quality as the vines get older. The fruit was handpicked and partially destemmed before being fermented in an open top fermenter. 40% whole clusters were used in the ferment to cut through the richness of the clone.

 The wine was pressed off and aged in French oak barrels for 15 months.  No fining was done on this wine and the wine is unfiltered.  Sulphur was added to the wine just before bottling. 

Technical notes

Harvest Date March 2020
Alcohol 13.3%
Total Acidity 5.1 g/l
Residual Sugar 0.16 g/l
Bottling Date June 2021


4 STARS - Winestate Magazine, September 2021

"This youthful, savoury red was hand-harvested from 30 year-old vines in the Home Block at Rapaura, matured for 15 months in French oak casks, and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Bright ruby, it is mouthfilling and supple, with good depth of ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours, earthy notes adding complexity, and a smooth finish. Best drinking 2023+."

20 Offshoot Pinot Noir